Catholic Priesthood

I am pleased to say that I have now been ordained to the Catholic priesthood for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Chief celebrant, Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster, assisted by Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary, with a dozen priests and a large congregation gathered at St Bernadette’s in Bispham Blackpool for a 90-min service. I was particularly pleased to see Fr Christopher Wren, Vicar of St Paul’s Marton where I assisted for 8 years and some members of his congregation present, and my wife Alicia read a lesson and my daughter Yvonne presented me with a chasuble for the vesting of the newly ordained. It was truly a grace- and Spirit-filled occasion and I am immensely grateful to God for allowing me to serve as priest in the Catholic Church, and I hope and pray that I may be worthy of my call and tirelessly work for the salvation of souls and the extension of his Kingdom.

I thank you all for your prayers, Masses and good wishes. I shall be offering the Holy Sacrifice for your intentions next Sunday at 11 am.

I will be offering my First Mass as chief celebrant on Friday 15th June, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 7 pm at St Bernadette’s.

About Masaki

Priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, based in Blackpool.
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7 Responses to Catholic Priesthood

  1. Continental Catholic says:

    Congratulations to you, Father ;-), and your family, which was so brave to risk the stability of your previous life to support your step of faith.
    What a great gain for the Church are the Ordinariate priests!
    And it really seems like building the Ordinariate the right way, with solid foundations, so that in the future it will be ready to accomodate large numbers. This is clearly intended for dozens of years to come, rather than oriented on a quick, though perhaps short-lived success (which would be worldy rather than God’s thinking).

  2. Ian says:

    Congratulations Father. It was a great service and thank you for allowing me to contribute in presenting the Chalice to you on behalf of the congregation.

  3. David Pope says:

    Congratulations to you Father ! Be assured of the prayers of myself and my family for you and your family. God Bless.

  4. Jon says:

    Congratulations, Father.

    From here in the states (Pennsylvania), I’m trying to figure out what form currently, the Ordinariate Masses in OLW are offered. I know the interim Order of Mass will be published on June 30th. I also know that in Portsmouth permission by Msgr. Newton has been given to use the English Missal. I’m intrigued however, what form you may be using now. Is it the Novus Ordo, and if so, with which options? I know there’s the outside possibility you might be using the English Missal, and I think it highly unlikely you’re using the BDW.

    I attend an FSSP apostolate. I’m very interested in what form the Ordinariate liturgy is going to take however because of it’s wider implications for the Reform of the Reform in the entire Church.

    I wish you all the best, and please know you, your parish, and the entire Ordinariate project remain in my prayers.

  5. Congratulations and welcome to the presbyterate of the Ordinariate. Blessings to you and all your family. I look forward to seeing you at the Seminary soon.

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  7. Bob Milner says:

    Many thanks Father for allowing me to play for you on September 9th (which was my birthday)! Look forward to playing again in October.

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